BROSNAN, Bartholomew John
(Service number 28431)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||24 May 1896||Place of Birth||Albury|
|Date||27 June 1916||Age||20 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||Albury, South Island|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Margraet BROSNAN (mother), Albury|
|Medical Information||Height 6 feet 1 inch. Weight 152 lbs. Chest measurement 32-35 inches. Complexion medium. Eyes blue grey. Hair brown. Sight, hearing, colour vision, heart and lungs all normal. Limbs well formed and chest fairly well formed. Full movement of joints. Had had appendicitis. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Never absent from work owing to illness. Deemed fit.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company|
|Date||11 October 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, Enfland|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||12 August 1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on Active Service|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
On 12 July 1917 reported sick. On 29 July 1917 he was admitted to hospital with severe bronchitis. By 21 August he was improving, and again by 18 September. .
|Date||1 September 1965||Age||67 yrs|
|Place of Death||Albury|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Albury Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block R2, Plot 25|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Margaret BROSNAN. He attended the Albury School. Bartholomew intended to resettle in Albury on his return from the war, which he did for the remainder of his life. In May 1917 Bartholomew was deprived of 3 days pay for failing to comply with an order and for being absent from tattoo Roll Call. On 1 February 1918 he embarked at Liverpool for New Zealand by the 'Tahiti'. His next-of-kin at his death in 1965 was his sister, Miss M. BROSNAN, of Albury. Bartholomew was one of the taller men to servie in the war.
Cenotaph Database [01 July 2014; earlier]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0018554) [17 June 2014]
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